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Morphine--An Important Component of Opiate Drugs

Apr 20, 2018

Morphine (MOP) is an opioid drug with a content of 4%-21% in opiates, averaging about 10%. In 1806 the German chemist Zeltina separated it from the opium for the first time and named it morphine using the Greek Morpho Morpheus name. Its derivative, morphine hydrochloride, is a commonly used anesthetic in clinical practice and has an extremely strong analgesic effect.

Its biggest drawback is easy addiction. This makes long-term smokers have a severe dependence on morphine, both physically and psychologically, causing serious poisoning problems and thus causing great harm to themselves and society.